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Beaverdam, Doswell and Montpelier – Debbie Murphy

October 12, 2017

Happy fall, even though recently it hasn’t felt like it with the humidity in the air. But, have no fear, there are lots of indoor activities going on and also some for those who love the outdoors, so get your calendars out and fill them up with some of the upcoming events in our neighborhood! Surely there is something you will enjoy!

Come out and join us at Zion Christian Church (DOC) in the “Old Firehouse” for a Community Hurricane Relief Fundraiser for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on October 13th.  All monies collected for the supper will go to help those affected by the hurricanes.

There will be a “Baked Potato Supper” which will include a huge baked potato with all the fixin’s, tossed salad, drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $8.00 for adults.  A hot dog dinner will be available for children for $4.00.  Serving times are from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Takeout is available. For additional information please visit or Facebook at Zionchristianchurch (DOC). Zion is located at 16158 Beaverdam School Road in the village of downtown Beaverdam.

A reminder that Beaverdam Heritage Days will be held October 14,2017 from 10 am until 4 pm. Come visit Pop’s Country Store, free admission. Also enjoy food, music, vendors, animals to see and pet, historical exhibits and games for children. You will have the opportunity to bid on some great silent auction items, vote for your favorite “Beaverdam’s Got Talent” contestant and the final hours to vote for the 2017 Honorary Mayor of Beaverdam. The Mayor will be announced in the afternoon. There will be chili for sale at $7 per quart. To preorder the chili and for more information on the festival, call Sandy Monolo at 804-449-6433

Then, there is an all you can eat Salt Fish Breakfast, hosted by Independence Ruritan Club on Saturday, October 14th from 6:45 to 8:45 am, to benefit Hanover Christmas Mother.  Breakfast includes: salt herring fillets, scrambled eggs, bacon, spiced apples, cornbread, grits, coffee and orange juice only $9.00 for adults.  The Ruritan Club Community House is located behind Independence Christian Church, 14033 Independence Road (off Route 54, west of Ashland).  For more information call (804)798-6579.

All are invited to the 170th anniversary celebration of the Mt Olivet Baptist Church in Beaverdam, Virginia, scheduled for October 15.  Current members, former members, and the community at large are more than welcome to share in this celebration.

The day begins with Sunday school at 9:45 and Worship at 11:00.  Worship will include singing the hymns that the charter members would have sung for worship as well as contemporary music provided by the church’s Praise Team. We will also project video clips and pictures that highlight some of the rich heritage of ministry and fellowship that Mt Olivet has enjoyed over the past 17 decades.

Following the worship service on October 15, and a BBQ lunch, the children will be able to play on an “Obstacle Course” as well as engage in other activities and games available on the property. A local band “South Hill Banks” will provide an hour-long program, starting at 2:00 on the afternoon of the anniversary. Weather permitting, all the afternoon events will be outside in the beauty of God’s creation. Please bring a lawn chair for your personal comfort to use for the outdoor concert!

BINGO is back on Friday October 20th at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club located at 18002 Teman Road, doors open at 6pm, concessions ready at 6:30pm with the games starting at 7pm. Admission $20.00 for 16 games. Proceeds to benefit the American Legion Beaverdam Post. Kid friendly and smoke free. Halloween costumes encouraged for fun. Information on our website

The Montpelier Ruritans will be selling their famous Brunswick Stew on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Ruritan building (next to the Cultural Arts Center) in downtown Montpelier.  The proceeds of the sale fund scholarships at Patrick henry High School.  The stew is $7 per quart and can be pre-ordered by calling Dick Jones at 804-512-8274.  The stew will be ready for pickup between 11 AM and 2 PM.  They usually sell out, so get your order in ASAP.

On October 21, 2017, the Episcopal Church Women of the Church of Our Saviour on Route 33 in Montpelier will hold the annual Fall Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bazaar has been part of the Montpelier community for over 50 years. For sale will be Brunswick Stew made by the men and delicious baked goods made by all members of the church. Also part of the bazaar will be a large attic and gently used clothing sale, craft vendors, a quilt raffle, a silent auction and face popcorn and a bounce house for children. Breakfast and lunch will be served including ham biscuits, coffee cake, BBQ, Brunswick Stew, hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Check out the church Facebook page for a sneak preview of items for sale. Come early for the best buys, good food and to see friends and neighbors. The church will be open for viewing. Proceeds from the bazaar go to local and regional organizations helping those in need and various church projects.  For more information call the church at 883-5943.

Saturday November 4th -at 6pm you are invited to a Local Veterans’ Thank You Dinner at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club located at 18002 Teman Road. Veteran & Guest eat FREE. Neighbors welcome to come have dinner with the Veterans. Spaghetti Dinner Adults $7.00 Kids $3.50, Join us in saluting our local heroes. RSVP online at or contact Rose 804-986-8970.

Shiloh UMC Fall Festival is coming on Saturday, October 21st, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Please save the date! Remind family & friends to join us for a day in the country! There will be hayrides, a pumpkin patch, train rides, games, a bounce house, vendors and lots more. On the menu will be hot dogs, baked goods and our famous pie sale. Take some home to enjoy and more to freeze for the holidays! For more info you can contact Donna (804 883-6085 or 883-6499

Emily (804) 922-6210.

Join Taylorsville Baptist Church for our annual Halloween TRUNK OR TREAT on Saturday, October 28th from 4-6pm!  There will be games, hot dogs, chili and treats. Fun for the whole family!  We are located at 15415 Taylorsville Road in Doswell.  Hope to see you there!

Please let me know if you have any other news you’d like to share, too, such as births, marriages, birthdays, retirements, etc. I’m always looking for good news to share! My email address is; my fax number is (804) 752-7858 and my phone number is (804) 227-3664.